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GRAND DUKE NICHOLAS PAVLOVICH (NICHOLAS I) FROM THE MIDDLETON WATERCOLOR ALBUM

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GRAND DUKE NICHOLAS PAVLOVICH (NICHOLAS I) FROM THE MIDDLETON WATERCOLOR ALBUM

Made by: George Dawe

Currently in storage


About this object

Emperor Nicholas I was the son of Emperor Paul I and the grandson of Catherine the Great. His elder brother was Emperor Alexander I. Many portraits of Nicholas I were made after George Dawe’s works from the 1820s, including this portrait from the Middleton Albumand a painting in Hillwood’s collection signed “L. Sievers” (51.74).

The oval bust-length portrait depicts Grand Duke Nicholas Pavlovich (later Nicholas I) facing partly right, eyes looking forward, against a background of blue sky with grey clouds. He wears a black uniform with a red and gold collar, gold epaulettes, and the blue sash of the Order of St. Andrew with two badges.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
GRAND DUKE NICHOLAS PAVLOVICH (NICHOLAS I) FROM THE MIDDLETON WATERCOLOR ALBUM
Made from:
Watercolor on paper
Made in:
Place unknown
Date made:
1821-1830
Size:
H. 6 1/8 in., W. 4 7/8 in.

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
52.39.1
Signature marks:
Inscription The Emperor Nicholas Bottom of page In cursive
Credit line:
Museum Purchase, 2004